De Peyster Girl, with a Lamb

Object Number: 
1911.5
Date: 
ca. 1730-1735
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 1/4 x 41 in. ( 127.6 x 104.1 cm )
Gallery Label: 
This daughter of Abraham, Jr., and Margareta (Van Cortlandt) De Peyster is either Catharine (1724-1804) or Margareta (1728-80). The former became Mrs. John Livingston, and latter, Mrs. William Axtell. The artist relied heavily on English mezzotints for his models, as did many colonial painters of the first half of the 18th century.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group